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Royal Purple 5w-30 very expensive but very good. i could tell a deffinite difference with it. i am also going to start using the royal purple transmission fluid but it's $10 bucks a bottle.
What difference can you tell?
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So a couple people have mentioned useing 5-30 instead of the 5-20, and there was talk about different oil effecting mileage, ive been noticing my last few fill ups I just havent been getting the mileage I was before, ive been down to 13-14 ish mpg when I was up anywhere 15-17ish depending how I drove, could useing the 5-20 as it may be too thin be effecting my mileage?
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matt if you have a 4.0 sohc motor you shouldn't be using 5W20, rather 5W30.
your drop in mileage is probley due to the winter blended gas in your area.
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The fact that you know how to unscrew a plug and change a filter does not make you an expert at oil, even if you have done it longer then I have been alive. I also do not appreciate the fact that you think you know more then me because you are 13 years older than I am. My intention is not to argue with you, I am simply stating that if you haven't tried it, you don't know. Thats like saying that all beer tastes the same because they all have barley and hops in them, which any beer drinker knows is simply not true.
well acording to the state of michigan and ASE i must know a thing or two about cars and trucks seeing as i am master certified.

i tell you what sonny boy, you send me 5 quarts of 5W20 and a filter of the "avon" like stuff you use i'll give it a shot.

the bulk oil we use at the shop is just as good as anything.

and dont compare beer to oil, its just not right.
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well acording to the state of michigan and ASE i must know a thing or two about cars and trucks seeing as i am master certified.

i tell you what sonny boy, you send me 5 quarts of 5W20 and a filter of the "avon" like stuff you use i'll give it a shot.

the bulk oil we use at the shop is just as good as anything.

and dont compare beer to oil, its just not right.
You know what, your comments about my age are really tiresome since my grandfather calls me that and he is in his 80's. I don't care if you are ASE certified as I have friends who are as well and 2 out of 3 of them run amsoil too. In fact one of them was the one that told me to try it.

I'll make a deal with you, I will spend my hard earned money and buy you 5 quarts of oil with a filter (after the holidays) as long as you pay me for it, IF you have noticeable improvments in idle, engine temp (that will be tought this time of year I know) and fuel economy, although with your attitude, I am doubtful that you would pay me, or even admit that it made a difference.

I used beer as an easy reference because it is easiest to relate with your backwards way of thinking.....
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matt if you have a 4.0 sohc motor you shouldn't be using 5W20, rather 5W30.
your drop in mileage is probley due to the winter blended gas in your area.
This I agree with......
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john dont spew your avon like product at me mmmmkkkkkay! lol

i'm not as you say "indoctrinated" and have been told i know a thing or two about cars, i dont see the point.

used oil creates no waste anymore, most companys PAY the shop to pick it up!
you have no gain buy using any of these types of oils in any ranger lmao!!


now i know i just opened the floodgates and you will bash me in this thread and probley every other thread i post in from now on but it is what it is.



JUST OIL!!!!!!
Ha ha! We've argued this before, haven't we?

It's funny, you talk about parts and quality and the differences in things, but then act like synthetic oil isn't better -- yet critical applications anymore almost always call for it.

You ignore the economic and environmental benefits of extended oil changes and continue to argue tired old points that quite frankly I see as "points of pride" for you and NOT a reasoned approach. Disappointing from one who otherwise seems intelligent and well-educated but very human for all that, lol.

So, I'll drop out of this because unlike me, you will NEVER be convinced of anything. You have no proof that synthetic is not worth it, just a feeling.

You throw around your "ASE cert" like it's some kind of honor but I know lot's of certified folks in various things. Many of them, sadly enough, have only proved they are certified to pass the exam, not to work through problems. I hope you're not one of those but sometimes I wonder.

Were you scared by an "Avon Lady" as a child? (Some of them are kind of scary...) You seem to throw that around quite a bit as if somehow that trumps the technical considerations. I hope you get therapy because you keep doing that and I'm worried it's blinding you to really finding out the truth.

Final conclusion: you're often right, but on this, as on a few other things, you are dead wrong, try to prove your point with emotion and ignore arguments you don't like without evaluating them. I'm not impressed.

That's my final word, amigo, post away with your conventional oil drivel -- some seem to be enjoying it, lol.
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anywho, motorcraft ftw
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hehehehehe...sorry, I am new here so I should just not comment, but I just hjave to...this is some funny stuff...hehehehe, dude's it's only oil and it's not worth rupturing a kidney or something while arguing your position. But keep on it makes for a good break out of the real world...

use wtf you want, then whoever's engine and tranny lasts 200k miles wins....does that work?

In the mean time make a wager and the loser's money goes to some charity...have fun with it...life is just far too short. In the mean time I'll just enjoy some p-corn and watch the show:



Help yourself to some, there is enough for everyone.
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hehehehehe...sorry, I am new here so I should just not comment, but I just hjave to...this is some funny stuff...hehehehe, dude's it's only oil and it's not worth rupturing a kidney or something while arguing your position...
ahhh Newbie! So much to learn! If we don't get to argue over something that is totally pointless and inconsequential on a Daily basis, most of us will go postal and kill our fellow co-workers! I am on the Ranger-Forums therapy program, so let me argue in piece, or someone will Die!


Snake Oil > All!
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john therapy does no good anymore, something to due with a "lack of sex" i believe was said at one point, any of you guys moms single?
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10W-30 Mobile 1 or any comparable synthetic in everything but the '03 Crown Vic in which I use the OEM spec oil, Motorcraft 5w-20 Synthetic blend.

I've used to run Texaco Havoline with good results as well, but the synthetic oils keep the engine a bit cleaner and allows for longer change intervals. I change the non synthetic oils at 3,000 to 3,500 miles and the synthetic oil at 4,500 to 5,000 miles or so. I don't worry as much with the synthetic oils if I go a bit farther either.
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so let me argue in piece, or someone will Die!
hehehehe....by all means, wouldn't wanna get taken down by "friendly fire"...

bickering is half the fun of posting...otherwise it's Dear Abby for Rangers...and who needs THAT!

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Whew, I'm glad I almost stayed out of this.

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Considering John is the OCD type when it comes to this and not some punk in auto shop class, I think I trust him. He took the time to have oil anylized under a microscope to determine what works best.
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john therapy does no good anymore, something to due with a "lack of sex" i believe was said at one point, any of you guys moms single?
LMAO!!!!! im sorry but thats just funny.....
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Considering John is the OCD type when it comes to this and not some punk in auto shop class, I think I trust him. He took the time to have oil anylized under a microscope to determine what works best.
wow last time i was called a "punk in auto shop class" was back in 1986, ahhh i remember the good old days, i was driving a 1978 mustang II with a hopped up 5.0, wow i still have the car 23 years later!
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If you want some factual information, you should visit this forum...

http://theoildrop.server101.com/foru...eads.php?Cat=0
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Synthetic Oil 2005 Ranger Edge 3.0 Automatic

Hi, I just purchased subject truck with 7200 miles. Can I start using a fully synthetic oil now or must I wait a certain number of miles (e.g until the engine is completely broken in)? Thank you.
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You've waited long enough my friend! Switch now, with a clear conscience.
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Royal purple 5w20 in last to cars. Will put in the new 4.0 also, may try the mobil out since it pretty popu;ar.
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I've used Valvoline 10W30 since I purchased my truck (8000 miles when purchased) in 1994. It has 130,000 miles on it and doesn't use a drop. I'll stick with it.

Truck: 1994 Ranger XLT
Completely stock- No mods, yet.
130,000 original miles

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Royal purple 5w20 in last to cars. Will put in the new 4.0 also, may try the mobil out since it pretty popu;ar.
5w-20 is too thin for the 4.0, stick with 5w-30
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4 quart motorcraft 5w20 and 1 quart lucas
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Always Mobil 1 in every vehicle I own.
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